We had our friends over again from Saudi Arabia for an afternoon lunch/supper. We learned so much from each other that it makes my heart happy.
Hamad asked why I love international students because he recognized that I bear the responsibility of preparing food and getting the house ready. The answer comes in many layers. First, Jesus loved the orphan, widow and foreigner and made my heart bigger for these groups of peoples. Second, we can’t afford to  travel the world with 8 children, but we can bring the world to our table.  My children have met so many different people from different cultures and they call them friends. What an amazingly rich childhood. Third, international students want to engage with us. They desire to be in an American home. They are ridiculously funny and my crazy kids love it.